Jazz great Paquito D'Rivera to give master class at CU-Boulder Feb. 26

Feb. 24, 2015

Born in Havana, Cuba, the versatile D'Rivera—flute, saxophone, clarinet—performed with the National Theater Orchestra at age 10. He studied at the Havana Conservatory of Music and became a featured soloist with the Cuban National Symphony at age 17.


College of Music piano major Eli Stalzer key to Buffs basketball

Feb. 17, 2015

Under bright stage lights, before an audience of empty chairs, Eli Stalzer runs his fingers across the keys of a large, black piano. He’s come for an interview, not a rehearsal, but he can’t help himself: He’s been a piano player since age eight.


College of Music's second International Guitar Festival at CU-Boulder Feb. 19-21

Feb. 16, 2015

In just over three years, Nicolò Spera has put CU-Boulder on the map as a true global mecca for classical-guitar teaching, performance and competition.


Jazz legend Rufus Reid to give free performance, master classes at CU-Boulder Feb. 16-18

Feb. 11, 2015

Reid will give a free performance at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18 in Grusin Music Hall. The College of Music Concert Jazz Ensemble, directed by Brad Goode, will perform Reid's original compositions from Quiet Pride, nominated for a Grammy Award in 2014 for best Large Jazz Ensemble Album.


Medeski, Martin & Wood and Alarm Will Sound set for 'ultimate jam' at CU-Boulder Feb. 6

Jan. 28, 2015

The trio, a hit on the jam-band circuit pioneered by the Grateful Dead, and the versatile, 20-member, alt-classical band will jam together and separately for an eclectic program that draws on everything from the work of brain-bending science-fiction author Philip K. Dick to Egyptian mythology, Herman Melville and Detroit jazz.


CU-Boulder College of Music to host Feb. 2 memorial for Robert Miles

Jan. 21, 2015

The College of Music will host a memorial for student Rob Miles at 7:30 p.m. Monday Feb. 2, in Grusin Music Hall.


CU musicians to accompany renowned Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Co. Jan. 22

Jan. 20, 2015

There was a time when the New York-based Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company traveled with the same musicians when it toured the country.


$2.3 million gift from late CU-Boulder grad endows chair in Baroque music

Nov. 25, 2014

Although he divided his time between Arizona and Alaska, the late Eugene D. Eaton Jr. never lost his connection to the University of Colorado Boulder, where he earned three degrees in economics from 1961 to 1971.


Altius Quartet wins top prize at CU-Boulder College of Music Ekstrand competition; Sharon Park wins audience favorite award

Nov. 20, 2014

Quartet members Andrew Giordano, Andrew Krimm, Zachary Reaves and Joshua Ulrich joined Park, bassoonist Daniel Nester, tenor Paul Kroeger and mezzo-soprano Rebecca Robinson were named finalists after two rounds of competition among 40 contestants. The quartet won the $2,000 overall prize, Park received $500 for the audience prize and all finalists received $500 prizes, to be used professional development, to help with costs for such things as performance, outreach or recording.


Long-time College of Music staff member Myra Jackson, Nov. 24, 1940-Oct. 29, 2014

Nov. 13, 2014

Myra Lee (Barnes) Jackson, known to every student and faculty member who scheduled a recital or concert at the College of Music and widely known to the Boulder community for her work with CU Presents, died at her home Oct. 29, 2014. She was 73.